Manchester Eyecare Blog

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What Will Happen if Myopia is Left Untreated?

Myopia is a refractive error that affects the ability to see distant objects clearly. It is a widespread condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Myopia occurs when the eyeball is slightly longer than normal or when the cornea is too curved. This causes light rays to focus in front of the retina instead of directly on it, resulting in blurry vision for distant objects.

Understanding Presbyopia: Why Do Our Eyes Change as We Age?

Vision changes are a common part of the aging process. Many of us start noticing a decline in our vision as we reach our mid-40s or early 50s.

Routine vs. Medical Eye Exams - Which Does Your Eye Health Need?

Regular eye exams are crucial in maintaining good eye health and catching potential issues early. But did you know there are different types of eye exams?

Understanding Common Ocular Diseases: Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Treatment Options

Several common ocular diseases affect individuals of all ages around the world. Understanding their symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options is crucial to preserving healthy vision.

The Link Between Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and Dry Eye Syndrome

Studies show that people who suffer from dry eye disease (DED) can also suffer from meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). The Dry Eye Foundation confirms the connection between the two conditions.

Glaucoma: What Every Patient Should Know

Glaucoma is an eye condition that damages the optic nerve. The optic nerve joins your eyes to your brain and sends visual information to the brain. The brain processes this information so you can see.

How Do I Know If My Child Has Myopia?

More than 40 percent of Americans have myopia. In the past 40 years, this percentage increased by 25 percent. The increase was because children below three years old were diagnosed with nearsightedness.

What Type of Contact Lens Is Right for Me?

Contact lenses are convenient and easy to wear, but they can be challenging to use if you do not buy the right ones. There are several types of contact lenses available in optical stores today, and that may feel overwhelming.

What is Astigmatism and Do I Have It?

There are many different issues that can affect our eyes and vision. Many people are familiar with myopia and hyperopia. Myopia, aka nearsightedness, is where you can see nearby objects clearly, but ones further away appear blurred. Hyperopia is the opposite, with far-away objects being seen clearly. However, far fewer people understand another very common refractive eye problem – astigmatism.

What Qualifies as an Eye Emergency?

Any part of our body can become injured during our lifetime, including our eyes. Unfortunately, our eyes are extremely sensitive, and any sort of damage can potentially have very serious consequences for the health of our eyes and even our long-term vision. Sometimes accidents and injuries occur that require immediate medical attention, but how do you know what qualifies as an eye emergency?

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